In September 2011, when The Terrorland published an article, Poetry turns into reality: war crimes case against Pakistan general, which annoyed the military establishment and the Inter-Services Intelligence sent trained target-killers, provided by its ally the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), to his house but fortunately he escaped the intended attack.
Man proposes, God disposes... due to the bravery of Ms. Parveen and her elder sister, the criminal plan went wrong at the very first stage! Then Mr. Sulemani's journalistic sources worked and found the secret plot of the perpetrators—the plot was exposed in a miraculous way—so out of frustration, the Dawn team in Islamabad became operative—so there was the first direct attack on Habib Sulemani when he was returning home from office. They wanted to get rid of as the plot had been exposed by his sources. After the first attack, Mr. Sulemani stopped going office as he had been warned of further attacks. Then one after another, two more attempts were made on his life at home, which luckily failed.
Some messengers tried to take Mr. Sulemani out of his home... from where the agencies were supposed to attack or kidnap him; but according to the advice of friends, he refused to step outside his home without any guarantee of security from the government.
"The military establishment along its political face (MQM) is determined to take revenge for whatever The Terrorland has published and spread through the social media," said an official on request of anonymity.
In the meantime Zaffar Abbas was hesitating to publish his names as editor in the print-line of the newspaper although he had kicked off his boss and respected journalist Abbas Nasir. Then another era of backdoor dialogue started! However, Mr. Sulemani made it clear that his case was a test of the justice system in Pakistan so he would keep demanding legal action against the accused nothing else.
The above letter is an authentic document for historians to scrutinize the criminal media culture in today's Pakistan, and its role in the menace of global terrorism. Analysts and legal experts say the letter exposes the hidden and unbelievable face of Dawn – the so-called most respected newspaper of Pakistan.
Mr. Sulemani wrote an email to the Dawn management, which is being given below:
Mr. Khurshid Aizid
(Sr. Manager Human Resources)
Pakistan Herald Publication (Private) Limited
Haroon House, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road,
And now in this letter from your desk – full of lies, factual and technical errors – has taken me aback. You are claiming that I am absent from office without intimation. Do you really have some professional credibility or you blindly follow the laws of those criminals who have taken this great organization of Mr. M.A. Jinnah hostage?
Daily Dawn Islamabad,
November 15, 2010
Mr. Sulemani's email, according to insiders, embarrassed the owners of Dawn Media Group. There was a "big tension" between CEO Hameed Haroon and current Editor Dawn Zaffar Abbas... but the former bowed down due to pressure from the military establishment.
Here is the letter:
Besides refusal of the Dawn management, the local police also refused to register a case against the powerful accused while the federal government and Supreme Court of Pakistan are still silent despite written requests for protection and provision of justice.
Pakistan Army chief Gen. Kayani, ISI chief Lt-Gen. Shuja Pasha, ISPR chief Maj-Gen. Athar Abbas, Major Amin (ISI) and Major Khushamadin (MI) along with the aforementioned teams, played main role in the alleged plot.
Here are brief biographical notes about the less-known members of the two alleged teams.
Another journalist said: "General Athar would be member of the Parliament on MQM ticket. Do you understand the game?" Mr. Zaffar's wife runs a media-related NGO, known as Uks, in Islamabad, which was a part of the plot.
"Today the National Press Club and PFUJ are under the direct control of Altaf Hussain. Even the Abbas Brothers, who had once suffered at the hands of the MQM, are now a part of the fascist and racist gang."
Mr. Tariq had been to jail for using patrol bombs during protests. Famous for his shenanigans, one of his former editors had told his successor: "Be careful of the snake, it can bite without realizing you!" He is allegedly leading the web of MQM informers in the federal capital area, a worker of Dawn disclosed. "Neither he can edit nor write a piece in English, but still he gets salary from Dawn, because he is a devoted worker of MQM."
However, no one knows how he garbed the job at the VOA despite being an accused in an ISI-conceived murder plot! "It's a trick to show their power: USA is even with us... you can't do anything!"
According to his colleagues, he is an integral part of the MQM leaders in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and a bridge between the ISI and MQM. MQM parliamentarians especially Haider Rizvi, Baber Ghori and Wasim Ahmed. After a sectarian slur against Shia Muslims, his relations with Zaffar Abbas had become tensed... but the MQM made a peace agreement between the two known "opportunists" at Dawn Media Group.
He along his son allegedly got two plots and one has already been sold illegally. "He allotted his son a plot first then recruited him at Waqat TV as a photo-journalist to legalize the illegal plot." He is a character in A plot of land & the mass murder plot.
"He's expert in psychological attacks on reporters in the name of editing," said a reporter. "Sometimes he rewrites a copy and even the reporter can't understand the published stuff. It becomes embarrassing but Baba jee tas say mass nahi hota! His headlines often make great jokes in the journalist community!"
The team at the Karakoram International University (KIU), in Gilgit, was just a "stupid group of puppets... who were doing as they were being ordered from Islamabad." Some of the accused had even requested to Mr. Sulemani and his family members to forgive them as they had become a part of the plot unwillingly... due to pressure from the top!
Here are members of this team: KIU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Najma Najam (first from left) is also working for the “psychological warfare cell” of the ISI; Registrar Dr. Ahsanullah Mir is a known as a Taliban commander on campus; Muhammad Hussain, Assistant Professor Manzoor Ali, Dr. Muhammad Ramzan, Karim Khan, Dr. Salma Durrani and Ms. Tahira did what they were ordered from the top. "If they had refused, their jobs even lives would have been in danger," a source on campus told The Terrorland Team during the background interview.
Mr. Sulemani said if something happened to him or any of his family member, then Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Army, ISI, ISPR and the London-based MQM leader Altaf Hussain would be responsible for it.